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Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1980-08-31


Topics Live concert


Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Althea-> Little Red Rooster, Tennessee Jed, Far From Me, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Deal Greatest Story Ever Told-> Uncle John's Band-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Comes A Time-> Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> I Need A Miracle-> Good Lovin'-> Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capital Centre
Location Landover, MD

Source Audience Recording: Sennheiser 421's
Lineage Master Audience Cassette > DAT > Hard disk (Sound Forge) > CD
Taped by Jim Wise
Transferred by

Notes

Master Audience Cassette > DAT > Hard disk (Sound Forge) > CD; Recorded by Jim Wise, at the soundboard with Sennheiser 421's; via Popi

Reviews

Reviewer: LouSkannon - - April 9, 2015
Subject: Firing on all cylinders
Saw the two Philly shows previous to this and this night. No doubt this was the highlight of the 3 shows, tons of energy, great set list, some real magic, and by the second set they had the sound just exactly perfect in the house. Only disappointment, I was sure they were going to squeeze in Bertha after Miracle, right into Good Lovin, and I felt a little gypped. Another picky deadhead!!
Reviewer: kbmill - - March 3, 2015
Subject: bread crumb
The only time Greatest Story ever led to Uncle John's Band. I'm still a little perplexed by Greatest Story as a set opener - it just seems to need a set-up of some kind as it is a lot of energy to come roaring out of the gates with.
Reviewer: weironamissionfrombob - - September 1, 2014
Subject: summer 1980
Hey Jim thanks for providing us with some great recordings of shows from this era. These summer 1980 shows are great, great aud.
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - - May 15, 2013
Subject: Another Gem In A Week Of Gems !!!
I've really been enjoying the 2nd and 4th lately, and just HAD to find out what all the fuss was over this Landover, Maryland show. Well, lemme tell ya, the 2nd and 4th have nothing on this baby. The Boyz start out strong and just keep on goin'. The AUD is gorgeous. Thank you Mr. Wise for being the firstest with the mostest...again!I'll give this night the ol' lilrichwhiteboy Five Star, X Factor seal of approval. BWT, thanks for the little tidbit about Naked Hippie, Mr.'78. I'll do a Mr. Natural cover for the internet, one of these days, from that info. :-)
Reviewer: Solo Head - - February 27, 2010
Subject: Starting a Trend
I actaully blew off this show. Sold my tickets at the Spectrum to get back to schoo; for a one day R&R before headind out for the rest of the tour. Good Show..Good Recording...the start of something bigger, though.
Reviewer: ltb420 - - March 10, 2007
Subject: my frist show
well it was my frist show and this is the frist time i have liten to it was great to here it and that was the start what a great ride thancks
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - February 3, 2006
Subject: yeah capn
the sound is not quite a betty board, but slightly above average for the day - not as good as the quality of the alaska AUDs but very listenable for sure. that lazy > supp is ridiculous!!! definitely a great show. hated this venue a decade later although the dead seemed more often than not to play rippers here.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - October 21, 2005
Subject: What about the sound quality for a 1980?
This has to be among the first D5 recordings and Nak Shotguns either that or this is a Betty audience - No matter what it is sizzling... As much energy as Rochester which everyone should listen to and is a day or two after this and not labled right (look around you will find it 9/2/80).

Great 14 min Lzy light>Supp> 7 min Deal which has everyone on their feet. Althea is a little weak especially from 1980 when they were crushing it. Alabama>Promised they opened alot of shows with that year and got folks thumping - Listening to UJB right now which is really sweet and Phil gets a nod for beautiful harmonics - The Comes a time and the jam into Truckin is wonderful......Listen to the crowd cheer and sing along - One of the more active of any I have heard on this entire site+ Do not skip over drums which has hints of Hamza al Din and is really trippy. Other one is short but very solid.

This show is a rare combination of spacey + trippy and right when you start burning your smokes down to the filter starts kicking ass all over again.
Reviewer: Thanksgiving78 - - June 13, 2005
Subject: The Broken-Down Brokedown
Listen to the encore and note that while we have the sweet singing of Jerry, there is no lead guitar. Bobby does his best by trilling his chords, but Jerry's guitar is silent.

Why?

The same old story. While the boys were making their way back onto the stage for the encore, Naked Hippy made a dramatic, yet unrehearsed entrance from stage right. Half a dozen goons from the security squad swarmed and tackled our friend, and in the process pulled Jer's plug.

Now would be a good time to remind ourselves, as this summer's concert season gets going, that it's fine and wonderful to take your clothes off, but for the love of god stay the hell off the stage.

Great show otherwise.

Hey Naked Hippy, I know you're out there.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - - May 19, 2005
Subject: Comes a time
Jerry sounds so sweet on this song, it would of been something else to watch him sing this beautiful song in the high summer of 1980.
Reviewer: telefreak - - September 1, 2004
Subject: 8-31-80
this show rocks! the jam between sailor-saint is smokin'. the truckin is full of incredible playing. shit the whole show is incredible. sound is very good for an audience recording.
Reviewer: telefreak - - September 1, 2004
Subject: 8-31-80
this show rocks! the jam between sailor-saint is smokin'. the truckin is full of incredible playing. shit the whole show is incredible. sound is very good for an audience recording.
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